or Connect
Mothering › Mothering Forums › Baby › Co-sleeping and the Family Bed › Do you have a crib? What do you use it for?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Do you have a crib? What do you use it for? - Page 2

post #21 of 90
Great grandma bought ours as a gift - but we got to pick it out...so its acutally a co sleeper cot! - We have used it to extend our bed! lol
post #22 of 90
Quote:
Originally Posted by nathansmama View Post
We use our crib as a side-car ...
Us, too. Our bed is only a double, so it gives us an extra bit of space.
post #23 of 90
I put Bunny in there after our bath while I put my clothes on. He gets nakey butt time and it works out well because the mattress is waterproof. (And he usually pees in the bath anyway... ) He likes looking at his Fisher Price aquarium in there. He's never slept in it. It also converts to a toddler bed. I'm actually going to get a matching one for DC2, even though we plan to co-sleep with him/her as well.
post #24 of 90
You may want to keep it around for naps for when your baby gets older and can roll or crawl.....
post #25 of 90
Used it as a sidecar at first - then she won't sleep in it It was a laundry catcher for awhile after that.

Gave it to a woman who had quadruplets! Co-sleeping not recommended with four newborns I don't think She put two babies in each crib so that they still had someone to sleep with
post #26 of 90
I use our crib for folding laundry . It's one of those that will eventually convert into a toddler bed, so it is not for naught.
post #27 of 90
Thread Starter 
These are great ideas... playards and possibly side-car later on... keep 'em coming!

(Of course, it IS the most expensive laundry basket you ever did see...)
post #28 of 90
I have a crib. My child sleeps in it.
post #29 of 90
We've never had a crib... when we were expecting our first child we were living on a boat and no one could buy us any big furniture... HA! It was a wonderful strategy for avoiding so much of the clutter I see at other peoples houses... crib, swing, high chair, walker, bouncy thing... all things my children have grown healthy and happy without.
post #30 of 90
A friend lent us this beautiful antique cradle. I thought it would be good for naps--and it is, for the cat.
post #31 of 90
post #32 of 90
Our crib is sidecarred too, but we have it shut so that dd will not crawl off the bed. She's too quick for me to feel safe, even with bumpers. She generally sleeps in it the first half of the night.
post #33 of 90
our crib has many uses, stuffed animal catcher, laundry basket, catch all, etc. funny thing is that neither of my kids ever sleep in it, nor has either one ever slept a night in it... and it is not even in thier rooms, it is in our room. collecting dust. and junk.
post #34 of 90
It is side-car'd to our bed and serving as a blanket holder, toy catcher and a glorified bed rail.
post #35 of 90
Quote:
You may want to keep it around for naps for when your baby gets older and can roll or crawl.....
I know this isnt my post, but I dont think its needed for those things either! - same with 'play pens'...silly idea! lol
post #36 of 90
I had a lovely crib when my son was born... Firstly, I used it for him, and then fresh air used it because he started coming into my bed. Then he had a cot bed, he used it and then fresh air used it soon after as he decided that co-sleeping was much nicer


Peace
post #37 of 90
When my son was an infant, we used it as a changing table. Now it's used to store spare blankets and pillows. When I have my new baby, it will be used as a changing table again. It's the perfect height for a recovering mom and the baby is positioned in a more convienient way than a regular changing table.
post #38 of 90
Quote:
Originally Posted by ann_of_loxley View Post
I know this isnt my post, but I dont think its needed for those things either! - same with 'play pens'...silly idea! lol
Actually, I used to agree with you, but now I tend to see that it has some advantages. We have one of those play pen contraptions (finally caved and got one) and he loves napping in it. He can sleep-crawl in it enough that he's happy but he doesn't end up somewhere crazy. When he naps on the blanket in the living room he usually ends up under the coffee table or bumping his head, or I have to grab him because he's getting into wires. In the play pen he gets better sleep. (He's too "independent" now to sleep in the sling when we're home. Funny, you couldn't even put him down for months, and now he wants his lone time!)

Quote:
Originally Posted by annep View Post
When my son was an infant, we used it as a changing table. Now it's used to store spare blankets and pillows. When I have my new baby, it will be used as a changing table again. It's the perfect height for a recovering mom and the baby is positioned in a more convienient way than a regular changing table.
That's true too. It's a good height and I don't have to worry about him kamikaze-ing off the sides if I step away. I change his diaper on the actual changing table then put him in his crib while I look for a change of clothes for him. It's also good on cold days cos I can just cover him up with a blankie if he's naked and I don't have to hurry up.
post #39 of 90
My mom wanted to buy me one when I was pregnant, but I knew I was moving shortly after DS was born, so I asked her to wait until I was in my new apartment. I ended up co-sleeping and absolutely loving it, and have since informed her that I have no need for a crib.

I did buy a new king sized organic latex and wool mattress though! Now that's my kind of baby bed!
post #40 of 90
I store my handmedowns in it until I have a big enough pile to pass on to a friend :-) DS1 actually did start loving his crib at about 1, so we might end up using it for DS2 at some point, but for now, it is a very nice place to through clothes that both boys have outgrown.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed
Mothering › Mothering Forums › Baby › Co-sleeping and the Family Bed › Do you have a crib? What do you use it for?